2017 EAS
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Free entrance to the main attractions in Berlin

Attendees of the Euro Attractions Show 2017 have the opportunity to enjoy free entrance to a great number of Berlin attractions. Upon showing your EAS 2017 badge at the main entrance, from 23 - 25 September and from 29 September to 1st October you will have free access to:


Little Big City Berlin

Little Big City 
Open every day: 09:00 - 18:00

Be among the first visitors to one of Berlin’s newest attractions Little BIG City Berlin. At this interactive miniature exhibition, you can witness significant moments of Berlin’s exciting history starting from the middle ages until today. By using state of the art special effects and projections the various historical scenes come to life.


Tropical Islands

Tropical Islands
Open every day: 00:00 - 24:00*
(*No access from 0.00 to 6:00)

Tropical Islands is Europe’s largest tropical holiday destination. This getaway for the whole family includes facilities for relaxation, children’s fun and fabulous accommodations. Take a break and swim, dive, and relax at the Tropical Sea or Lagoon, explore the worlds’ largest indoor rainforest or get your adrenalin pumping on Germany’s highest water slide tower. Explore the brand new outdoor area AMAZONIA with the Whitewater River. 


Filmpark Babelsberg

Filmpark Babelsberg
Open: 10:00 - 18:00 (1st October: 10:00 - 17:00)
Closed: 25 + 29 September

Discover Filmpark Babelsberg, where visitors can explore everything related to the film industry including sets, props, costumes, and technical equipment. As Babelsberg is still a used studio for television and movie productions you are offered exclusive insight behind the scenes of film making. Visit Filmpark Babelsberg to learn how set painters, costume designers, and make-up artists create perfect illusions


Karls Erlebnis-Dorf

Karls Erlebnis-Dorf
Open every day: 08:00 - 19:00

Take an opportunity to visit Karls Erlebnis-Dorf near Berlin. This farm-styled leisure attraction impresses with strong theming and unique outdoor attractions. It is also well-known for its individual and top-quality food and beverage offerings. Visit Karls Erlebnis-Dorf and enjoy a great variety of family friendly attractions on the countryside right at Berlin’s doorstep. Your EAS 2017 badge also grants free access to all attractions including Traktorbahn and Eiswelt.

 

Berlin Dungeon

Berlin Dungeon
Open every day: 10:00 - 19:00

The Berlin Dungeon provides a 70-minute journey through scenes of Berlin’s dark history in an actor led, interactive walk-through experience. You can find this thrilling attraction close to Alexanderplatz right in the center of Berlin. There are both German and English shows available


Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Berlin
Open every day: 10:00 - 19:00

At the Madame Tussauds Berlin wax museum you can meet lifelike historical celebrities right next to movie starts, politicians, and famous sportsmen at an exhibition of waxwork figures. The attraction also invites you to get close and interactive with all displayed pieces. You can find Madame Tussauds Berlin near the famous landmark Brandenburg Gate.


Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center 
Open every day: 10:00 - 19:00

The 3500-square-meter LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at Potsdamer Platz invites you to enjoy a wide range of family attractions and entertainment such as a 4-D Cinema, an immersive dark ride or the possibility to create individual Lego blocks.



Sea Life

Aqua Dom & Sea Life
Open every day: 10:00 - 19:00

Take your chance and visit the animal attraction AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. AquaDom, which is the largest freestanding aquarium in the world, allows you to dive through one million liters of salt water and swarms of tropical fish by stepping into a glass elevator. At SEA LIFE Berlin you can discover another 5,000 fascinating local and exotic aquatic animals.

Expo News

Many European Companies Win Prestigious 2012 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

During IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012, the largest worldwide trade show for the attractions industry held November 12 – 16 in Orlando, amusement parks and attractions from across the globe were awarded an IAAPA Brass Ring Award. This prestigious award is given to companies and individuals for excellence in: marketing, live entertainment, human resources, retail, family entertainment centers, new product development, trade show exhibits at IAAPA Attractions Expo, and new this year, food and beverage excellence.

The tradition of the brass ring in the attractions industry dates back to the carousels of the late 1800s when rings were suspended above riders; low enough to reach, but high enough to pose a challenge. Most rings were made of iron, so grabbing the brass ring was the rare and cherished prize. Skilled riders who grabbed a brass ring earned a second ride on the carousel. Today, the term ‘brass ring’ is synonymous with high achievement in the attractions industry.

Among hundreds of finalists from amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, and family entertainment centers around the world, many winners were from facilities all across Europe. These facilities were awarded during the official ceremony at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012.

IAAPA Europe congratulates the European winners in the following categories:


MARKETING EXCELLENCE

Television Commercial

Class 4: Amusement parks and attractions—including water parks—with annual attendance of more than 1 million
Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden

 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXCELLENCE

Best Overall Production: Budget of $100,001 – $200,000

“Liseberg Isshow,” Liseberg, Goteborg, Sweden; www.liseberg.com

Best Overall Production: Budget of $200,001 – $400,000

“Imperio Show,” Europa-Park, Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de

Best Overall Production of $700,001- $1,000,000
“Mysteria,” Europa-Park, Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de

Best Overall Production: Budget of $1,000,001 or More
“Disney Dreams!” Disneyland Paris, Marne la Vallee, France; www.disneylandparis.com

FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXCELLENCE
Best Innovation in Food and Beverage
Co-winner:
Country specific food in European Section, Europa-Park, Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de
Co-winner: Polles Keuken pancake restaurant, Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands; www.efteling.com

RETAIL EXCELLENCE

Hard Good – Over 1 million attendance
Movie Park Germany, Bottrop, Germany; www.moviepark.de

Hard Good – Under 1 million attendance
Walibi – Compagnie Des Alpes, Boulogne-Billancourt, France; www.compagniedesalpes.com

TOP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER (FEC)

International

Skemmtigardur Smaralind, Iceland; http://www.skemmtigardur.is

BEST NEW PRODUCT
Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride

Skatebart, MPGroup Srl- Dedem Automatica, Reggio Emilia, Italy; www.mpgroup-italy.com/oldsite/esp/chi-siamo.html

Revenue & Admission Control/Wristbands/RFID Technology
Q-Band, Lo-Q plc, Twyford, Berkshire, United Kingdom; www.lo-q.com

Services/Equipment and Supplies
Avius Optimus, Avius, Bournemouth DORS, United Kingdom; www.AviusInsight.com

BEST EXHIBIT AT IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2012
600 – 1,099 square feet

Funtopia, Booth #457, Sofia, Bulgaria; www.funtopia.eu


The Silver sponsor for this year’s event was SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.

Supporting sponsors include: Heartbeat Productions, Inc., Holy Land Experience, Matt Davenport Productions, Inc., RWS and Associates Entertainment, Inc.